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Lecture by Norman Ohler

Date: 20.10.2021
Start Time: 7.00 p.m.
Place: Hevre Club, online livestream
Organiser: Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University, Centre for Marketing and Science Communication, Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University
Lecture by Norman Ohler

The Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology will host a talk on drug abuse in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, a New York Times bestselling author, novelist and screenwriter, best known for his book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, which has been published in over 30 languages.




The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in the early phase of WWII. The promiscuous use of drugs at the highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making. At the end of the war, Hitler and his entourage escaped reality by taking dangerous drug cocktails prepared by Dr Morell.

Introduction: prof. Łukasz Kamieński

Q&A moderation: dr Samuel Nowak

The event will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook – links will be available soon.

There is a limit of 80 people at the venue. Registration starts on Friday, 15 October at 10.00 a.m., when the organisers publish an online link to the form.​ You ​will receive an automated confirmation and a unique code. You e-mail will not be collected and stored.

The Hevre Club requires an anonymised vaccination certificate against COVID-19, EU Digital Covid Certificate, available on your smartphone.

Photograph: www.normanohler.de

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